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BIC book club!

Some of us here have expressed an interest in a book club, myself, @mermadelove, @LCResz, @ZombieMetroAnt, @Mcakes. If you'd be interested in joining, reply below. My initial thought was to mail the books around but if it means that some people can't participate, then I'm all for dropping that requirement. I'd love this to be a place where we nominate our favorite book and others can read it and comment. Something fun for the new year!  ETA: the booklist:

1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (16)
1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (16)
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (13)
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (11)
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (11)
4. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (11)
7. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (10)
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (10)
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (10) Discussion begins 8-13.
7. The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck (10) Discussion begin 9-2.
11. The Fault in our Stars by John Green (9) Time to discuss 9-26
11. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (9) Now discussing below.
11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (9)
11. What Happened by Hilary Clinton (9) Now discussing below.
11. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (9) Start reading now.
11. The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Ashford (9)
11. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur (9)
18. A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (8)
18. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (8)
18. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (8)
18. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (8)
18. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence (8)
18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (8)
18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (8)
18. The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg (8)
18. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (8)
18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (8)
18. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (8)
18. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (8)

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@Titian06 Ohhhhh - Great idea - No spoilers! <3  Thanks!

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Yay @Tamara76- you look so comfy in your pool chair with your book. I read that one in the car traveling to a work venue. Boring trip but fabulous book.

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Thanks, @prettyinpa!!!   I need to find more time to finish The Book Thief because I am seriously loving his story telling and I love the narration device he uses.


I haven't posted any discussion on To Kill a Mockingbird and I'm not sure if y'all discussed it, but it is a classic for sure and I was glad to read it again. 


I think the last discussion I posted was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Smiley Happy

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@prettyinpa- I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars.  Ready to discuss when someone else is.


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@Titian06-  I've got to get going on The Fault in Our Stars. Been busy with work and too tired to read at nite, I fall asleep even if the book is a good one.

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No problem, @prettyinpa!  That's been my life the past few weeks.

BIC book club!

Hey Book Loves! I just saw on TV the movie trailer to the book "The Hate U Give." I LOVED this book when it debuted. I hope the movie stays true to the book.

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@RachFace2921Here's the link for the Book Thief Discussion. We'll see if this helps everyone keep up with what's going on.

 @Titian06  @IndyQT317  @snoflakefaerie  @greeneyedgirl107  @fatimamummy


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The Book Thief is one of my favorites ❤️ Hope it was well received! And for the record…book > movie ! @prettyinpa

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I'm glad you liked The Book Thief, @scarletb. It really was so well written and the ending was just so unexpected, but in a good way, not like everyone was dead and that's that.

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Tag me when you're ready to start The Wedding Dress thread @prettyinpa

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@RachFace2921-  We might as well start it, I don't think I'm ever going to finish it, it's not capturing my interest like some of the other books. I'll start it's own thread.

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Awesome, thank you!  I skipped The Book Thief, but am ready for The Wedding Dress when the group is.  I'll be stalking the thread in the meantime @prettyinpa@, LOL

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Great idea with the link and thread per book.  I'll meet you and the others soon for The Wedding Dress @prettyinpa

BIC book club!

Hello Ladies! So yesterday was National Book Reading Day and I finally got this book I had on hold at the library. I thought it was fitting to share. I'm excited to read this

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Hi, @IndyQT317 !  I didn't know about National Book Reading Day!  Smiley Sad


I haven't heard of that book.  I'd love to hear your thoughts when you're done!  Enjoy!

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So would Friday work for starting the discussion of The Book Thief?

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Ooh, I have the Book Theif (and the Wedding Dress). I will maybe pause the book I’m reading now to see if I can read the Boof Theif in enough time. And if not, I’ll start on the next book.


@prettyinpa Do you mind/want to try starting a new thread for the next discussion? I think also maybe bolding the title you’re currently on or the next one up with a date of discussion next to it, might be helpful so it’s more clear from the main thread what people are focusing on? Idk, it might be helpful, or it might just be more of the same. Feel free to ignore me......

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@snoflakefaerie- That's a good idea about starting a new thread for each book discussion. I don't think we could be accused of spamming the boards, lol. I also edited the main list per your idea, thanks!

Hey book loves! I wasn't sure when to start the next book...

Hey book loves! I wasn't sure when to start the next book. I kept circling back to the thread for an update. Lol. I will catch the next book to keep up😉

Re: Hey book loves! I wasn't sure when to start the next book...

For what it's worth @IndyQT317 , I start the next book within a few days after I post my comment(s) about the current book.  I never know how long it will take me to read a given book, so I start as soon as I can.